Photos of Lifesaving Assistance: Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Receive Food Aid

Our teams distribute emergency food to thousands of people in the remote mountains of Panay Island.

1. Recently, Action Against Hunger emergency response teams delivered nearly six tons of food to six isolated mountainous areas in the center of Panay Island.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

2. In addition to distributing food, we also helped local health center staff screen mothers and young children for malnutrition.

 Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

3. We reached nearly 2,000 pregnant and nursing mothers and children under five years old.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

4. “These extremely isolated communities were struggling even before the typhoon hit. We could never have reached these desperate people without the use of a helicopter,” said Charlotte Schneider, Emergency Pool Coordinator for Action Against Hunger.

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

5. Charlotte added, “While more long-term work is needed to support families until the next harvest, these food distributions are a good way to supplement their inadequate food supply.”

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

6. Panay Island resident Elisabeth Bardero (right) walked for over two hours with her six-month old daughter Aisa to receive emergency food from us. She told us, “My family eats mostly rice, because we have nothing else. I thought that with a little luck, there would be something for us here.”

Tacloban, Philippines. Courtesy Daniel Burgui

7. Elisabeth captured the grateful sentiment of the villagers who received the much-needed aid: "Action Against Hunger is the first international humanitarian organization that has come to help us. Thank you for responding and distributing this food.”